Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Engineering skill in the current retail version of World of Warcraft. I have a separate guide for Classic WoW, so if you are looking for that, visit my Classic WoW Engineering Leveling Guide.
Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Engineering.
Approximate Materials Required
- 60 x Rough Stone
- 36 x Copper Bar
- 20 x Coarse Stone
- 20 x Linen Cloth
- 107 x Bronze Bar - 54 Copper Bar + 54 Tin Bar if you have Mining
- 2 x Tigerseye
- 30 x Heavy Stone
- 60 x Wool Cloth
- 15 x Medium Leather
- 4 x Steel Bar
- 120 x Solid Stone
- 161 x Mithril Bar
- 20 x Mageweave Cloth
- 40 x Dense Stone
- 195 x Thorium Bar
- 25 x Runecloth
Playing WoW Classic?
Visit my Classic WoW Engineering leveling guide 1-300 if you are looking for the Classic WoW guide. Profession skills are split between expansions in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion, and you can level them separately. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Engineering skill in Shadowlands.
You can learn Engineering from one of the trainers in the main cities of old Azeroth. If you are having trouble finding the trainer just walk up to a guard in any major city and ask where the Engineering trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.
- Roxxik in Orgrimmar.
- Engineer Palehoof in Thunder Bluff.
- Danwe in Silvermoon City.
- Franklin Lloyd in Undercity.
- Lilliam Sparkspindle in Stormwind City
- Springspindle Fizzlegear in Ironforge.
- Tana Lentner in Darnassus.
You will need some kind of tool to craft most engineering items. These tools are:
- Blacksmith Hammer - Sold by Engineering or Blacksmith supply vendor.
- Arclight Spanner - Requires 50 skill in Vanilla Engineering to craft.
- Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor - Requires 175 skill in Vanilla Engineering to craft.
To save some bag space, I highly recommend getting a Gnomish Army Knife. It replaces all of these tools, so you only have to carry one item with you.
Where to get The Gnomish Army Knife
You can buy the Ultimate Gnomish Army Knife from the Auction House.
If you already learned Draenor engineering, you can craft one Ultimate Gnomish Army Knife for 5 Gearspring Parts. (Craft one Gearspring Parts for 15 x True Iron Ore, 15 x Blackrock Ore. It will actually create 8 Gearspring Parts).
You can also craft Gnomish Army Knife if you have Northrend Engineering, but it's usually more expensive to make or buy.
Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange 15 points longer, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.
1 - 100
- 1 - 30
60 x Rough Blasting Powder - 60 Rough Stone
You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
- 30 - 50
30 x Handful of Copper Bolts - 30 Copper Bar
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from an Engineering or Blacksmith supply vendor, they are usually near an Engineering or Blacksmithing trainer. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)
You will need around 30 Handful of Copper Bolts later, so keep them.
- 50 - 75
30 x Rough Copper Bomb - 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts
Make your Arclight Spanner between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)
- 75 - 90
20 x Coarse Blasting Powder - 20 Coarse Stone
You will need 20 of these later.
- 90 - 100
20 x Coarse Dynamite - 20 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
100 - 160
- 100 - 113
13 x Clockwork Box - 39 Bronze Bar
- 113 - 125
Use the Clockwork Box you made.
- 125 - 130
1 x Flying Tiger Goggles - 8 Bronze Bar, 2 Tigerseye
- 130 - 150
30 x Heavy Blasting Powder - 30 Heavy Stone
15 x Whirring Bronze Gizmo - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth
- 150 - 160
15 x Bronze Framework - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth
Keep these too. (you will probably gain more than 10 points here)
160 - 216
- 160 - 175
15 x Explosive Sheep - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
Keep 5 of these, you might need it if you choose Goblin Engineering at 200.
- 175 - 176
1 x Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor - 4 Steel Bar
You will need this tool for some recipes. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)
- 176 - 195
60 x Solid Blasting Powder - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 195 - 200
7 x Mithril Tube - 21 Mithril Bar
Stop making these when you reach 200, and keep 6 of these, because you might need it you choose Gnomish Engineering at 200.
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.
- 200 - 216
20 x Unstable Trigger - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
You will need these later.
216 - 300
- 216 - 238
40 x Mithril Casing - 120 Mithril Bar
You will need these later.
- 238 - 250
20 x Hi-Explosive Bomb - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
You will probably reach 255.
- 250 - 260
20 x Dense Blasting Powder - 40 Dense Stone
You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.
- 260 - 285
25 x Thorium Widget - 75 Thorium Bar, 25 Runecloth
This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might not reach 285. But you can just go to the next step. (you have to make a bit more from the next recipe)
- 285 - 300
20 x Thorium Tube - 120 Thorium Bar
This will be green for the last 3 points, so you might have to make more.
I hope you liked this Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!